CSANews Issue 33


Issue 33 Winter 1999
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Letter from the Editor Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Take the Guesswork Out of Traveling South! Letter from the Editor Issue 33 - Happy Thanksgiving! It has just occurred to me that many snowbirds have the rare pleasure of celebrating Thanksgiving Day twice, once in Canada and on....   Read more...

AOL Announces Huge Price Reduction
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
AOL Announces Huge Price Reduction - Great news for all AOL Canada members. AOL Canada has announced that, as of December 16, 1999 the unlimited use charge will be dropped to $22.95CAD pe....   Read more...

Canada Clubs! Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Canada Clubs! Issue 33 - NAME - EVENT - LOCATION - CONTACT/TITLE - U.S. PHONE Barefoot Bay Canadian ClubPot lucks/meetings Barefoot Bay,FL Roger Desjardin (561) 664-9706 ....   Read more...

Snowbird Survival Guide
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Snowbird Survival Guide - SURVIVING THE U.S. DOLLAR In another time, the Canadian dollar was worth a lot of money . . . $1.05 U.S. We loved it; Canadians would head off to the ....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 33 - Hi FolksIt's that time of year again, to put the final touches to your travelling plans. Having enjoyed the snowbird lifestyle for a number of years n....   Read more...

The Wonderful World of Water
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
The Wonderful World of Water - You've heard it a thousand times: drink eight glasses of water a day. Even though this is just an estimated amount for most people, you don't do it. Y....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
President's Message Issue 33 - Time to Hit the Trails Well, we're packing up again. It feels like the summers fly by faster each year there's so much to do once we get home, that it....   Read more...

The Dreaded Pre-Existing Condition Clause
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
The Dreaded Pre-Existing Condition Clause - I want to start off by telling you that the pre-existing clause is, normally, a wonderful thing!! What your insurer is telling you is that they WILL c....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 33 - The CSA Goes to Washington On January 6, 1999, the Retiree Visa Act of 1999 was referred to the U.S. Committee of the Judiciary and subsequently refer....   Read more...

Boredom – It's for Real!
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Boredom – It's for Real! - I bet most of you out there have been bored with your lifestyle at least one or more times during your retirement. And I'll also bet that you were abl....   Read more...

Simplify Your Financial Life
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Simplify Your Financial Life - To enjoy a happier and more enjoyable financial life in retirement, it seems that an old adage needs to be followed: Less is more! As we get older, we....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 33
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 33 - The Canadian Snowbird Association Board of Directors held their fall meeting in Toronto in late September. All directors attended, with the exception ....   Read more...

Making Your Home Safer
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Making Your Home Safer - The Home Adaptations for Seniors Independence Program is affording seniors greater mobility with grants of up to $2,500 for home adaptations. You can ....   Read more...

Y2K and the Traveller
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Y2K and the Traveller - The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has published a booklet titled, Journey in Y2K: Advice for Canadians Travelling Abroad. This....   Read more...

Rate Category
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Rate Category - Dear Bird Talk,I have been a member of CSA for many years and have been insured by Medipac without claim.There is one facet of my dealings with Medipa....   Read more...

Read Your Policy
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Read Your Policy - Dear Bird Talk,I appreciate the opportunity to alert your readers to the unfortunate experience I encountered with an insurance company named Pure Ins....   Read more...

Money Orders
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Money Orders - Dear Bird Talk,Re: Summer 1999 issue, page 11.I also had the same problems as Kenneth Ramsay. A teller in St. Pete's, Florida told me, a Canadian mone....   Read more...

Mail Forward
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Mail Forward - Dear Bird Talk,Thank you for the latest CSA Special Report, which arrived recently. Having been visitors to Florida on a regular basis, each winter si....   Read more...

Canada Post
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Canada Post - CSA member J. Winterburn ran into an interesting predicament last winter with Canada Post. When his insurance company sent a registered letter to Mr. ....   Read more...

Phony Phone Messages
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Phony Phone Messages - We all (hopefully) know that when we call a 1-900 number, our telephone company will charge us on our phone bill, usually on a per-minute basis. Charg....   Read more...

Unscrupulous Telemarketers
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Unscrupulous Telemarketers - If you suspect that unscrupulous telemarketers are targeting a relative or friend, watch for the following signs:A marked increase in the amount of ....   Read more...

Then and Now
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Then and Now - Then: Long hairNow: Longing for hairThen: A kegNow: An EKGThen: Moving to California because it's coolNow: Moving to California because it's hotThen: ....   Read more...

Real T-Shirts
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Real T-Shirts - If you see some memorable T-shirts on your journeys, send us the slogans and we'll print them.At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, Heard It All......   Read more...

Travelling On Line
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Travelling On Line - This year, when making your list of 'Things to do before I leave,' be sure to include 'Set up Computer.' As with many things, a little advance prepara....   Read more...